"LFY January 2012" tag
FOSS for cooperatives

Proprietary Solutions Can’t Milk Money from these Cooperatives!

The dairy cooperative societies in Kerala are gradually switching to open source in an attempt to cut costs and stay secure. While people are still contemplating whether to use open source in their…

A communication channel

Voices Across the Digital Divide — Using Audio Portals to Connect Communities

Human beings are the only species on earth with the ability to communicate complex ideas through language. Speaking and listening have been the basis of human society since people started living in communities….

Animating Goldfish

Learn to Animate with Blender, Part 3: Creating Animation Controls

This part of the series [Part 1 & 2] deals with creating controls for the fish and animating it. Blender is great software for animation and is particularly suited for character animation. Following…

Inside the hard drive

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk for Understanding Partitions

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. “Doesn’t it sound like a mechanical engineering subject: The design of the…

Time to Lisp

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 8

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate, since…

It's Qt

Developing Apps on Qt, Part 1

This article introduces application development using the Qt GUI framework. There was a time when all desktop applications were developed from scratch. Then came the concept of code reuse. Static and shared libraries…

Memory Technology Devices

Working with MTD Devices

This article shows how kernel and application developers (in C) can make use of MTD in Linux. MTD (Memory Technology Devices) are NAND/NOR-based flash memory chips used for storing non-volatile data like boot…

Arduino Mega

Building Image Processing Embedded Systems using Python, Part 1

The first part of this three-part series gives a brief overview of the embedded vision and the various components required to make it work. It also covers the installation procedure for the OpenCV…

IPsec VPN Penetration Testing

IPsec VPN Penetration Testing with BackTrack Tools

This article outlines the value of penetration-testing VPN gateways for known vulnerabilities and also shows you how to prevent a breach into the internal network. IPsec is the most commonly used technology for…

IPCop Add-ons

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 2: Add-ons

A basic installation of IPCop provides minimum firewall functionality such as a proxy, compatibility with various Internet connections, port forwarding, IPSec VPN, etc. To convert it into a complete Unified Threat Management (UTM)…

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